This is the full 9-7-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.
On today’s program will hear another installment in the saga of the Quad City Die Cast workers in Moline Illinois, members of UE Local 1174. After months of militant struggle, Wells Fargo refused to heed the demands of the workers, the state of Illinois and a number of prospective buyers for the plant. The workers last day on the job was last Friday, but the fight to claim hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages continues.
Also on the program will hear about 6,000 Chicago hotel workers, members of UNITE-HERE Local 1 who are gearing up for a big fight this month. Last Monday their contract expired and they are now engaged in battle with an industry that is demanding major wage and benefit concessions.
Will also talk a little bit about the history of the Labor Day holiday and feature a little extra labor music on the program.
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